Microbiology: Principles and Explorations 9th Edition

Published by Wiley
ISBN 10: 1-11874-316-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-11874-316-4

Chapter 6 - Growth and Culturing of Bacteria - Self Quiz - Page 178: 19


(e) Facultative anaerobes

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Facultative anaerobes are most likely the bacteria that multiplie in improperly treated sealed canned food. Facultative anaerobes carry on anaerobic metabolism when oxygen is present but shift to anaerobic metabolism when oxygen is absent.
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